• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Security Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hitoshi Nasu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

International Security Law focuses primarily on collective security measures involving both military and non-military activities against both traditional and non-traditional security threats.

The course will introduce students to the conceptual, normative and institutional framework governing international security law.  It will move on to two major components of collective security measures - peacekeeping and peace enforcement - in which recent operational and doctrinal developments such as civilian protection and the notion of "responsibility to protect" will also be discussed. 

The invigoration of the UN Security Council's authority and its expanded conception of security since the end of the Cold War have significantly increased an understanding of the legal basis, nature and limits of collective security measures.

During the course, students will be given opportunities to familiarise themselves with contemporary examples of how international law in different areas regulates the way in which security measures are adopted and undertaken against existing and emerging threats.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the conclusion of the course students will:

  • have a sound knowledge of the conceptual, normative and institutional frameworks characterising international security law and rules governing the operations for the purpose of maintaining or restoring international peace and security;
  • be aware of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Charter dealing with peacekeeping and peace enforcement as well as issues arising therefrom;
  • be able to undertake an in-depth examination of international law issues arising from different international security concerns within the normative and institutional frameworks.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assessment is likely to consist of:

  1. Legal Brief (30%)
  2. Essay (70%, 5000 wds)

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Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time.

2014 Intensive course dates: 28 Feb & 1 March & 3-4 March

Click here for the current LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351) AND have completed LAWS8182 OR You must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330) and have completed 30 units of 1000 level law (LAWS) courses. AND have completed either LAWS2250 or LAWS6250

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text. Readings and materials will be listed in the Course Outline which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Preliminary Reading

Readings and materials will be listed in the Course Outline which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have completed LAWS8182 Principles of International Law

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1626
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2646
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1712 28 Feb 2014 28 Feb 2014 14 Mar 2014 15 Apr 2014 In Person N/A

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